Since I am usually cooking for myself, sometimes I like to make my meals as a single serving. This ensures that I will eat the perfect serving size and will not be tempted to go back for seconds. Most cookbooks contain recipes that have many servings, and sometimes it can be overwhelming to purchase and make such large amounts of food. I like to offer single serving recipes to my readers who like me are only cooking for themselves and do not have families to feed. Of course, all recipes could easily be doubled to make more servings as you wish.

Lemon Garlic Couscous (vegetarian/vegan)
serves 1

1/2 cup cooked whole-wheat pearl couscous
1/2 cup cooked chickpeas/garbanzo beans
1 cup asparagus (about 8 stems)
1 cup broccoli
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 clove garlic

Cook couscous to package directions. Chop broccoli and asparagus into 1 inch sections. Place vegetables in a microwave safe bowl, cover, and let them steam in the microwave for roughly 2 minutes.
In a blender (I used my magic bullet) combine garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice. Blend until Smooth.
In a separate bowl, combine couscous, chickpeas and vegetables. Add the dressing to the bowl and mix until couscous, chickpeas, and veggies are evenly coated.

The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Produce: asparagus and broccoli
Whole Grain: whole-weat couscous
Protein: chickpeas
Plant Based Fat: olive oil

7 Comments on Lemon Garlic Couscous

  1. Erica
    March 30, 2012 at 10:40 pm (12 years ago)

    This looks soooo good! I’m packing this in my lunch next week!

    • Catherine
      March 31, 2012 at 1:16 am (12 years ago)

      Your coworkers will be very jealous!

  2. Terrah
    July 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm (12 years ago)

    If you had to guess how many calories a day I would be eating using your method of breakfast, lunch, snack dinner what would you estimate?? I’m a calorie counter bout would like to start eating your recipes!

    • Catherine
      July 24, 2012 at 1:56 pm (12 years ago)

      Hi Terrah! I would estimate that most of my meals range anywhere from 300-400 calories. I feel that calories are less important when you have a correct balance of the right foods! Of course you could always plug the ingredients of my recipes into a calorie counter online so you can stay on track with your program! Health & Happiness xo

  3. Marlene
    July 29, 2012 at 3:55 pm (12 years ago)

    Made this for lunch and it was DELICIOUS!!! I love your blog!

    • Catherine
      July 29, 2012 at 5:33 pm (12 years ago)

      Glad you loved the recipe Marlene! xo


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